Two of those days

Do you know those kinds of days when nothing – absolutely nothing – goes as planned? Yeah, that kind of day. We have had two of them in a row.

Montana was lovely, but we were all ready to move on to new (as in warmer, dryer) places. We headed out Saturday morning toward Idaho. The idea was to camp near the small town of Kingston, canoe down the Coeur d’Alene river, and celebrate my son’s birthday.  We arrived as planned. The area was beautiful. Really beautiful. We crossed a narrow one-lane bridge to get to the rv park where we had planned to camp, only to discover the office was closed. There was no where to turn around so we, with our very long travel trailer, just kept driving down this crazy country road. We were relieved to find a second rv park a ways down. But alas, it apparently was a party place and actually had its own bar with a large bon fire planned for that night. That wasn’t the quiet evening we had envisioned, so we kept moving down the road. We ended up all the way over in Coeur d’Alene. By the time we got there it was too late to canoe. So, we decided to just go to dinner to celebrate Caleb’s birthday. After two failed attempts at other restaurants, we ended up at Denny’s. By this point, it was just comical. Thankfully, we were all able to laugh at the continuous mishaps and, in the end, Caleb had a great day in spite of the craziness!

Happy 19th birthday, Caleb!

Happy 19th birthday, Caleb!

The beautiful Coeur d'Alene Lake

The beautiful Coeur d’Alene Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having fun at the Wolf Lodge Campground

Having fun at the Wolf Lodge Campground

 

Umm... karate kid? lol

Umm… karate kid? lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today was rough. We were all tired. Nerves were a bit frayed.We had lost our sense of humor. Our 4 hour drive to the Mt. Rainier area turned into a 9 hour drive. We ended up slightly past the Mount St. Helens area. One thing after another went wrong. By the time we finally got parked at a campground, our rear bumper was coming off (enough said). We decided to go out to a local pizza place to relax a bit after such a stressful day… yeah, the restaurant ended up being a mom and pop version of Chuck E. Cheese. Seriously?! LOL! At that point we had to laugh. We’re all hoping tomorrow is a better day!

eastern Washington

eastern Washington

Overlooking the Columbia River and the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Overlooking the Columbia River and the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

At the Wild Horses Overlook

At the Wild Horses Overlook

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

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Miles of windmills

Miles of windmills

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

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8 thoughts on “Two of those days

  1. You’re in my old stomping grounds now! Growing up in Everett, WA and spending our newlywed years there, Mt. Rainier was our first camping experience. First and only… we camped that first anniversary and come to think of it, didn’t camp again until we got our trailer 3 years ago. 🙂 LOL! Sorry about your mishap days. We’ve had those ourselves. Hoping for smoother traveling for you. Enjoy Washington, it really is beautiful. Blessings, Stacy

    • Hello Stacy! It is lovely here! What a great place to grow up. We are really enjoying it! We had a great afternoon today at Mount St. Helens with the kids. We are looking forward to doing more exploring while we are here. Thank you for the good wishes! You know how the RV life goes! 😉

  2. We know those kinds of days well… fortunately, they don’t come along that often, but when they do, in the end, all we can do is laugh.

  3. Hang in there my new friends! Moses lake is kinda nice. The columbia gorge is out of this world (especially if you have your awning sucked out going up the hill!)
    You are heading into a part of the country that is just amazing.

    • Hello Jim! Thank you for stopping by! Yes, it is beautiful out here! I love this area. We drove past Moses Lake which was quite lovely! We are looking forward to spending some time at the Columbia River Gorge! Thanks for the the awning tip 😉

  4. laurapeck16

    And yet you all have smiles on your faces in the pictures! Haha. These days make the good days that much better. How boring an adventure with all perfectly planned and executed days. I know you’ll make the best out of all the days of this exciting year!

    • That is a great point, Laura! I definitely relished the uncomplicated easiness of today so much because of yesterday! We are really trying to make the best out of every day… some days are easier than others! 😉

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